You cannot mean to say that because Polydamas, the pancratiast, is stronger than we are, and finds the eating of beef conducive
to his bodily strength, that to eat beef is therefore equally for our good who are weaker than he is, and right and just for us?
And why are you so firmly, so triumphantly, convinced that only the normal and the positive--in other words, only what is conducive
to welfare--is for the advantage of man?
To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of twenty-six and eighteen is to do pretty well; and professing myself moreover convinced that the general's unjust interference, so far from being really injurious to their felicity, was perhaps rather conducive
to it, by improving their knowledge of each other, and adding strength to their attachment, I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be altogether to recommend parental tyranny, or reward filial disobedience.
But the life I lead, Miss Manette, is not conducive
As far as this would be conducive
to the interests of commerce, so far it must tend to the extension of the revenue to be drawn from that source.
"A Continental Congress assembled at Philadelphia,'' said Grandfather, "and proposed such measures as they thought most conducive
to the public good.
A frenzy fit is not one quarter so pernicious; it is an exercise to the Body and if not too violent, is I dare say conducive
to Health in its consequences--Run mad as often as you chuse; but do not faint--"
'I know, my dear, that there exists a considerable disparity between us in years, in temperament, and perhaps some other things; but let me assure you, I shall not be severe to mark the faults and foibles of a young and ardent nature such as yours, and while I acknowledge them to myself, and even rebuke them with all a father's care, believe me, no youthful lover could be more tenderly indulgent towards the object of his affections than I to you; and, on the other hand, let me hope that my more experienced years and graver habits of reflection will be no disparagement in your eyes, as I shall endeavour to make them all conducive
to your happiness.
That this remaining task may be executed under impressions conducive
to a just and fair result, some reflections must in this place be indulged, which candor previously suggests.
"Though the prospect," says he, "of once more tasting the blessings of peaceful society, and passing days and nights under the calm guardianship of the laws, was not without its attractions; yet to those of us whose whole lives had been spent in the stirring excitement and perpetual watchfulness of adventures in the wilderness, the change was far from promising an increase of that contentment and inward satisfaction most conducive
When I had arrived at this point and had become as well acquainted with the theory and practice of natural philosophy as depended on the lessons of any of the professors at Ingolstadt, my residence there being no longer conducive
to my improvements, I thought of returning to my friends and my native town, when an incident happened that protracted my stay.
He said things that no doctor should say to another, but which a politician may well say, and has often said, to another politician--things which cannot bear repeating, if, for no other reason, because they are too humiliating and too little conducive
to pride for the average American citizen to know; things of the inside, secret governments of imperial municipalities which the average American citizen, voting free as a king at the polls, fondly thinks he manages; things which are, on rare occasion, partly unburied and promptly reburied in the tomes of reports of Lexow Committees and Federal Commissions.